Requirements: Scythe skill of 240+, level 71+
To start this quest, speak with Novalmauge in the top level of Bostaneaux Oubliette. He will give you a Scythe of Trials and some vague instructions. You must work off the latent effect on the scythe by earning 300 points.
Solo-WS or opening any level SC: 1 pt.
Close LVL1 SC: 2 pt.
Close LVL2 SC: 3 pt.
Close LVL3 SC: 5 pt.
- Total Needed: 300 pt.
These must be done against Easy Prey or higher mobs. Periodically unequip and reequip the scythe to see if the latent effect has disappeared. (The easiest way to check is to see if you have those 10 points of resistance to 2 elements that the scythe grants.) After the latent effect has disappeared, trade the scythe to Novalmauge.
You must now kill a hecteyes-type NM, Mokumokuren, who resides in the Den of Rancor. Enter the Rancor Den as you would for Zilart Mission 4 (by passing through the door guarded by Temple Guardian and the door that requires a Paintbrush of Souls). At the first room, take a left, then take a right at the T intersection, again as if you were heading to do ZM 4. At the large room you come across, take a left and follow the wall all the way south until you reach a corridor (this leads to an Altar). Right near the corridor entrance, along with a number of Mousse and Cutlass Scorpions, there will be a ???.
I suggest camping a bit north of the ??? and clearing out all the bats and tonberries. I did not clear out the slimes. I used Sneak, ran up to the ???, and investigated it, spawning Mokumokuren. I then ran away very quickly hoping not to aggro any slimes. He did cast Stun on me after I had gotten a safe distance away, even though I still had sneak. So, I cannot say for sure if this will be entirely safe, but it turned out to be in my case. We fought this with a fairly high-level party of about 8 people and the NM went down very easily. It used very little magic but frequently used the standard hecteyes TP attacks. After defeating it, sneak up (if necessary) and investigate the ??? again to get Annals of Truth. Return to Novalmauge once more and speak with him to get a very interesting story about the vampire of the Oubliette and shadows. You also receive the very fun weaponskill Spiral Hell. I recommend building up to 300% TP and doing a Sneak Attack + Spiral Hell on some poor monster outside Jeuno as a reward.
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